Victor Edward Gumz, Jr., 1942-2020

Victor Edward Gumz, Jr., 78, of Mill Creek, Ind. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

He was born March 23, 1942 in Gary, Ind. to Victor, Sr. and Lillian (Kanak) Gumz.

In September of 1960 Victor married Mary Anne Dan.

Victor served his county in the United States Army.  He retired as a manager at the Cook Nuclear Plant. He was the coordinator for the trades at Ivy Tech in South Bend and was on the Horse and Pony Committee for 10 years at the La Porte 4-H Fair. He loved his little dog, Lilly “Tud Ball.”

Survivors include his beloved wife; children, Victor E. Gumz III of New Carlisle, Ind. and Lisa Gumz (David) of Mill Creek, Ind.; grandchildren, Danyelle Gumz (Billy), Ian, Ava, and Lucas Cuerdon; and great-grandson, Leo Arnett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ann Houts; and brother, Donald Gumz.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to an Animal Shelter of the donor’s choice.

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte, Ind. is handling the arrangements.

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